Use of social media in finding work in Europe

The media has recently been awash with articles about the use and effectiveness of social media. Is social media useful in finding work or is it predominantly a time waster when it comes to finding jobs? Do people in Europe use social media to find employment?

We’re conducting a small survey to find out. Just answer three questions to see how Europeans use social media in their search for work. You can see the results at the end of the three questions.

Borders disappearing…!

Borders disappearing fast, research has found.

A GfK International Employee Study has found that more than a quarter of the global workforce is looking for a job across national borders.

In 17 of the 29 countries surveyed people were asked if they were willing to look abroad to find a better job. Unsurprisingly, the better educated, younger and more mobile workforce were the most likely to look abroad as in the age group of 18 – 29 year olds 41% confirmed they would be looking for a job outside their country. 32% of degree holders and nearly 37% of PhD holders confirmed they might be looking for a better job abroad. However, only 22% of secondary level educated employees were considering this.

It confirms what we at already see on a daily basis.

Borders are disappearing fast,  people are voting with their feet and are becoming more global. Countries where a good lifestyle is possible seem to be benefiting the most. The majority of candidates through seem to want to work in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and Sweden.

There is a real moving up the earnings ladder going on. People from less rich countries take jobs in richer countries and people from those countries find themselves jobs in even richer countries. We can see people moving from Eastern Europe to Western Europe and from Western Europe to the USA, Canada and Australia.

However, as usual there is a catch. Politicians generally don’t like change and have created red tape such as work permits and visa requirements in order to stop the influx. They like globalisation, but not if this means globalising the work force. They can not afford their voters moving abroad and having them replaced by people who are not allowed to vote. They might loose their seats as a result!

If you are a European Union passport holder it’ll be slightly easier as you can move around the EU without too much hassle. There is still red tape involved, but no one can stop you from working in another EU country. Let us know where you would like to work!